200 BM Daily Vocabulary #65 | deteriorate


Today’s word is: deteriorate –The meaning of deteriorate is: to become worse or of less value or to degenerate.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word deteriorate. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The number of passengers flying with Eagle Airlines was going down with each passing month. Obviously, this affected the profitability of the airlines. The salaries of the staff were delayed and the customer service levels deteriorated rapidly.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word deteriorate in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: The deteriorating health of Mr. Sawant is a cause for worry. He was an eminent freedom fighter and is ninety-five years old. The most experienced doctors in the city are attending to him and all are praying for his speedy recovery.

Example number 2 of 8: Have you heard about acid rain? Well, when the chemical vapors present in the atmosphere mix with rainwater, we have acid rain falling upon us. This rain causes the monuments and structures to deteriorate.


Example number 3 of 8: Tina received a new computer game as a birthday gift. She was fascinated by the game and spent long hours playing the game. Can you anticipate the consequences of this? Her eyesight deteriorated and she had to wear spectacles.


Example number 4 of 8: Some people consume alcohol in large quantities. This causes their mental abilities to deteriorate in the long run. (over a period of time). It affects their body organs very badly and may result in memory loss as well.


Example number 5 of 8: The quality head of NVP Ltd. noticed deterioration in the quality of its products. On investigation, he found that the purchasing team was buying a cheaper raw material to save cost and this was affecting the quality. He took corrective action and the quality was back to normal.


Example number 6 of 8: Mr. Goenka is a well-known environmentalist who works very hard to protect the environment. When he noticed the deteriorating forest cover in the central India region, he lodged a protest with the ministry for the environment. Simultaneously (at the same time), he filed a case in the high court.


Example number 7 of 8: These days, almost, all the members of a family have a mobile phone or some kind of a gadget. They bring these gadgets to the dining table also. This is leading to serious communication gap amongst the members and deterioration of light-hearted family interactions.


Example number 8 of 8: The residents of Galaxy society were alert and they decided to install CCTV in the society premises. This served the purpose and the incidents of thefts deteriorated drastically.


Today we learned the word deteriorate which means to become worse or of less value or to degenerate. Can you frame 3 sentences with deteriorate and type in the comments box? We are waiting.


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